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E-Filing cares about your security!!!

1>E-Filing website is now running on SSL.

SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, a global standard security
technology developed by Netscape in 1994. SSL is all about encryption. It
creates an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser. The link
ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remains private
and secure and is recognized by millions of consumers by a secure padlock
which appears in their browser

This certificate ensures that you will not be sending sensitive data to a hacker or
imposter site. The browser also makes sure the domain name matches the name
on the CA, and that the CA has been generated by a trusted authority and bears a
valid digital signature.

Efiling is possible even without digital certificate but the assessee shall furnish the Form ITR-V to the Income-tax Department by mailing it to “Income Tax Department – CPC. the signer of a document cannot later disown it by claiming that the signature was forged. and the digital signature of the issuer. Karnataka” within thirty days after the date of transmitting the data electronically. Digital certificate deploy the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology. the Owner's name. Electronic City Post Office. A digital certificate typically contains the: Owner's public key. Bangalore . A digital certificate is issued by a Certification Authority (CA) and is signed with the CA's private key. Upon receipt of the Form ITR-V.1. But what is Digital signature? A digital certificate authenticates electronic documents in a similar manner a handwritten signature authenticates printed documents.Your identity in the Online world E-file Web site cares for you and your sensitive data so that nobody else gets access to your private data. Expiration date of the public key. The e-mail shall be sent in due course to the e-mail address furnished by the tax-payers in his return. How? E-File gives you the provision of digitally signing your IT Return XML. No Form ITR-V shall be received in any other office of the Income-tax Department or in any other manner.2>Digital Certificate . The Post Bag shall deliver all the Form ITR-V to the Centralized Processing Centre (CPC) of the Income-tax Department in Bangalore. the user can use it to electronically sign any document and the same is true for E-filing returns too. .560100. Post Bag No . the Name of the issuer (the CA that issued the Digital ID). If you file electronically using digital certificate you do not have to submit a physical copy of the return. digital signatures enable the "authentication" and “non-repudiation” of digital messages. the CPC shall send an e-mail acknowledging the receipt of Form ITR-V. The recipient of a digitally signed message can verify that the message originated from the person whose signature is attached to the document and that the message has not been altered either intentionally or accidentally since it was signed. This signature cannot be forged and it asserts that a named person wrote or otherwise agreed to the document to which the signature is attached. assuring the recipient of a digital message of both the identity of the sender and the integrity of the message. In other words. Also. Serial number of the digital certificate. After availing the digital certificate from a CA.

You must not disclose your password to anybody since the password is the key to your IT Return data. it will be deemed that the return in respect of which the Form ITR-V has been filed was never furnished and it shall be incumbent on the assessee to electronically re- transmit the data and follow it up by submitting the new Form ITR-V within thirty days.gov.in/portal/faq signature. For more information on Digital Signature you can visit https://incometaxindiaefiling. E-Filing site now emphasizes on stronger password and asks you to provide a better and more secure password which is hard to decode by a third person. Provision is available in the portal to register the digital certificate at the time of user registration or update of the Digital certificate after login from My Account services. is furnished after the above mentioned period. In case. The longer the password. $. Form ITR-V.  A Password should be:  At least be 8 characters in length. !. # can be used  Should contain combination of Upper & Lower case letters  A Password should not: .  Must contain alpha numeric values  Significantly different from previous passwords  Certain special characters like _. It is now mandatory for the User to register / update the digital certificate incase if the user wants to use the digital certificate for e-fling the returns. more the security.do 3 > Your password is the gateway to your e-File Private data. The following guidelines have been established to help you choose a strong password and the password strength indicator displays the strength of your password and do not allow you to set a weak password.

.  Be same as your User ID more secure.

o Type2  Personal phrase: "It was a dark and stormy night".. For Example:- o Type 1:  Personal phrase: "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought. o Type3  Personal phrase: My Brother's Birthday Is April (4) Twenty Two N i n e t e e n S i x t y t h r e e ( 3 ) P a s s w o r d : m b b i 4 t t 1 9 s 3 Method: Chose the first letter from most words. but no one else will ever think about attributing it to you. and substituted numbers for letters. 4> Secret Question and Answer. Password: iWadasn7 method: Chose first letter from each word...  Be easy to guess passwords like blank or ‘password’  Be user’s first/last/middle name  The key to a successful password is to create a phrase that is easy for you to remember.Assistance to your forgotten password You will now be asked to select your Secret Question and Answer to make you safer and ."  Password: 4scanse..  Method: Chose first two letters from each word until a total of eight characters resulted. followed by the age of nephew. So go ahead and make your password strong and be secured.

we ask you for your secret question and answer or if you are already registered. You don’t need to panic because you can change your password easily now if you remember your Secret Question and Answer. The steps on how to open your ITRV PDF will come along with your ITRV in zip file format. 5> e-File cares for your ITRV Privacy – ITR-V / ITR-Acknowledgement is now password protected so that nobody else can open the document and see your IT Return. When you register. more secure. we will ask you to enter the secret question and answer when you login. . This will be useful incase you forget your password and need to reset the same.